Twitter confirmed with New York Times that former Chief Security Officer Peiter Zatko has left the company, while Chief Information Security Officer Rinki Sethi will be leaving Twitter in the coming weeks.
CEO Agrawal is said to have told his employees that staffing decisions were made after the company made an assessment of how the organization is leading and impacting work as a top priority.
Twitter is adjusting the company leadership team since Parag Agrawal took over as CEO
Zatko joined Twitter in November 2020 following an incident where multiple high-profile Twitter accounts were compromised. Previously, Zatko worked at DARPA, Google and Stripe, and was a member of the hacker group Cult of the Dead Cow in the 1990s.
Sethi, a former IBM Vice President of Information Security, also joined the company after the Bitcoin hack in July 2020. Follow New York Times, Twitter’s head of privacy engineering Lea Kissner is temporarily taking over from Sethi’s former position.
Agrawal, who was previously Twitter’s Chief Technical Officer, took very little time to reshape Twitter after taking over from Jack Dorsey at the end of November last year. The very next month, he fired Michael Montano and Dantley Davis, the company’s former engineering and design directors who aimed to set up Twitter to achieve the goals Agrawal set out.